AIM25 : Click here to go back to the AIM25 homepage
Archives in London and the M25 area

Dominican Republic: Political Pamphlets

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 3032 ED 320 PAM
Held at: Institute for the Study of the Americas
  Click here to find out how to view this collection at ›
Full title: Dominican Republic: Political Pamphlets
Date(s): 1965-
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Institute for the Study of the Americas


Administrative/Biographical history:

Following the assassination of Trujillo in 1961 the Dominican Republic endured a series of shortlived governments punctuated by coups prior to the United States military intervention in 1965. This sought to lessen potential communist influence on the island by denying the Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (PRD) power, and led to the 1966 election victory of Joaquín Balaguer Ricardo. Balaguer ruled until 1978, when American pressure forced him to accept the election victory of the PRD's Antonio Guzmán. Guzmán and his successor Salvador Jorge Blanco checked the role of the military in politics, and attenpted to implement reforms, but the PRD still lost the 1986 elections and Balaguer returned to power. Economically, this period saw the Dominican Republic prosper with a rise in sugar prices, but when these began to fall, US import quotas were cut and oil prices rose. The result was an economic crisis which saw IMF intervention and food riots by 1985. The materials held here reflect these political and economic developments, with the predominant perspectives being those of Christian organisations working with the peasantry and of the main union federation, the Central General de Trabajadores (CGT).


Scope and content/abstract:

Pamphlets, poems, declarations, reports, manifestos and conference proceedings from 1965, issued by the Central General de Trabajadores (Dominican Republic), Centro de Estudios de la Educación (Dominican Republic), Centro de Investigación y Apoyo Cultural (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), Centro de Planificación y Acción Ecuménica (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), Grupo de Acción Crítica (Dominican Republic), Instituto de Comunicación y Educación (Dominican Republic), Instituto Dominicano de Investigaciones, International Student Conference, Núcleo Comunista de los Trabajadores (Dominican Republic), Partido Revolucionario Dominicano, Sociedad de Amistad con los Pueblos, and the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Spanish and English

System of arrangement:

Randomly within boxes (at present)

Conditions governing access:

Open for reference purposes to all researchers and postgraduate students.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can usually be obtained - apply to library staff.

Finding aids:

Records at item level on library catalogue (SASCAT)

Archival Information

Archival history:

The majority of the materials held in the political archives of the Library Institute of Latin American Studies originate from the Contemporary Archive on Latin America (CALA), a documentation and research centre on Latin America which donated its holdings upon its closure in 1981. This core collection has continued to be supplemented by further donations and by materials acquired through the visits of Institute staff and their contacts to the relevant countries.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Institute for the Study of the Americas

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also Political Pamphlet material for the rest of Latin America, as well as related material in the library's main classified sequence, all held in the ILAS library.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Description compiled by Daniel Millum, Political Archives Project Officer at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Institute for the Study of the Americas.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Created 01/02/2005 AIM25

Related Subject Search

* To search for other records with similar subjects, tick any subjects above then click "Run New Search"

Related Corporate Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"

Related Placename Search

* To search for other records with similar placenames, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"